Germany briefly basks in the sun before spring returns

Germany briefly basks in the sun before spring returns

Record temperatures across Germany over the weekend raised momentary hopes that the summer may have arrived, with the hottest measurement of 26.6 degrees measured in northern Baden-Württemberg.

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Westerwelle stepping down as FDP leader

Embattled Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Sunday he would quit as leader of his ailing Free Democratic Party (FDP) next month but stay on as Germany's top diplomat.

Suspicions raised in alleged Nazi criminal’s death

Suspicions raised in alleged Nazi criminal’s death

An alleged Nazi war criminal who died shortly before his trial was set to begin last November could have been murdered, according to authorities, who have opened an investigation.

Most Germans would sacrifice lifestyle to ditch nuclear energy

Most Germans would sacrifice lifestyle to ditch nuclear energy

A majority of Germans would sacrifice a certain level of quality of life in order to close down the country’s nuclear power stations, according to a new survey.

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Knut fans protest his stuffing

Around 50 fans of Berlin’s dead polar bear Knut protested outside the capital’s zoo on Saturday in an attempt to halt plans to stuff his body and put it on display.

Bakery prompts ire using black baby to sell chocolate cake

Bakery prompts ire using black baby to sell chocolate cake

A bakery that used a photo of a black baby to advertise its special offer on chocolate cakes has defended its campaign, saying protests and complaints of racism have come from an over-sensitive minority.